Events & Exhibitions

The latest events at The Great War Exhibition.

How Neutral Can You Be? — The Case of Catalonia in the First World War

How Neutral Can You Be?

A free public talk about the role of Catalonia in the First World War, hosted by Marçal Sanmarti, Catalonian staff member at The Great War Exhibition and member of the Catalonian New Zealand Association. Please rsvp by booking here. 6-7pm,...More...

Wellington Heritage Week Public Talk – Profiteering, Patriotism and Peril in the Great War

6:30pm, 25 October 2018

Profiteering, Patriotism & Peril: lesser known stories of the Great War Join us at the Great War Exhibition at 6:30pm on Thursday 25 October to hear three talks on the lesser-known New Zealand experiences of the First World War. Presented...More...

2018 Wellington Heritage Week Wartime Tours

Wellington City Heritage Week Oct 22-28 2018

Wellington Heritage Week Staff at The Great War Exhibition are, once again, thrilled to be hosting specialty tours during Wellington City Heritage Week (22nd – 28th  October 2018). Fascinating Pukeahu Historic Tours Our knowledgeable tour guides will take you on a...More...

The End of the War?

26 Jul 2018 - Nov 2018

26 Jul 2018 - Nov 2018 Every year, we observe Armistice Day on the 11th hour, of the 11th day, of the 11th month – as the end of conflict in 1918. This exact timing gives the impression that the end of the...More...

Anne Frank – Let Me Be Myself

24 May 2018 - 22 July 2018

24 May 2018 - 22 July 2018 The travelling exhibition Anne Frank – Let Me Be Myself, the life story of Anne Frank, will be hosted in the Dominion Museum Building from late May to late July 2018. Early in 2017, the National...More...

Passchendaele – The Elusive Familiarity of War – by Dean O’Gorman

12 April 2018 - 2 December 2018

12 April - 2 December 2018 New Zealand actor, artist and photographer Dean O'Gorman has a new exhibition at The Great War Exhibition, focusing on the role New Zealand soldiers played in the First World war at Passchendaele. O'Gorman has...More...

Women’s War

23 Feb 2018 - 19 May 2018

23 Feb 2018 - 19 May 2018 While men suffered ghastly atrocities on the battlefields, the women of New Zealand faced the realities of the First World War in myriad ways. A short audio-visual show and display of war-era women's...More...

War in the Holy Lands

13 Dec 2017 - 20 Feb 2018

13 Dec 2017 - 20 Feb 2018 One hundred years ago, our soldiers were part of the army that captured Jerusalem. Their war, fought on horseback across the ancient Holy Lands of Sinai and Palestine, may have sounded romantic. But the...More...

Lest We Forget The Other – Chinese and Indian Experience in WW1

25 Nov 2018 - 25 Mar 2018

25 Nov 2018 - 25 Mar 2018 A new temporary exhibition highlighting the service of Chinese and Indian New Zealanders in the First World War is showing at The Great War Exhibition from 25 November – 25 March 2018. The...More...

Passchendaele Talks

7- 12 Oct 2017 - Group Bookings by Arrangement

7- 12 Oct 2017 To commemorate the tragic Battle of Passchendaele, The Great War Exhibition has Passchendaele talks and a temporary exhibition running. Passchendaele Talks Ian Wards, our exhibition manager, has created introductory Passchendaele talks for visitors at The Great...More...

Passchendaele – New Zealand’s Darkest Day

4 Oct 2017 - 10 Dec 2017

4 Oct 2017 - 10 Dec 2017 Passchendaele—New Zealand’s Darkest Day is a powerful new temporary exhibition about New Zealander’s experiences in the tragic Battle of Passchendaele. This audio-visual based exhibition portrays the disastrous events of October 12th 1917 at...More...

Heritage Week Pukeahu Historic Tours

23 - 29 Oct 2017 - Wellington City Heritage Week

The Great War Exhibition are thrilled to be hosting specialty tours during Wellington City Heritage Week (23rd – 29th  October 2017). Fascinating Pukeahu Historic Tours Let our knowledgeable tour guides take you on a journey through layers of fascinating history...More...

Dissent

21 July 2017 - 1 October 2017 - Opposition to the First World War

21 July 2017 - 1 October 2017 Dissent is a powerful new temporary exhibition about opposition to the First World War in New Zealand. In 1914, most New Zealanders supported our country’s involvement in the war. There were only a small...More...

Wounded

27 April 2017 - 16 July 2017

27 April 2017 - 16 July 2017 Wounded, our temporary exhibition, highlights the effects of First World War conflict on injured service people. During World War One, 41,000 wounds to New Zealand soldiers were treated. Some of these were people who...More...

Daily – Last Post Ceremony

Daily at 5pm

Daily at 5pm Location:  Tomb of the Unknown Warrior, Pukeahu National War Memorial Park, Buckle St, Mt Cook, Wellington The New Zealand Defence Force, in partnership with the Ministry for Culture and Heritage, is marking the First World War centenary each...More...

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